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    SubjectRe: gcc 2.95 vs 3.21 performance
    > GCC already went this way, i.e. it aligns functions and loops by
    > ridiculous (IMHO) amounts like 16 bytes. That's 7,5 bytes per alignment
    > on average. Now count lk functions and loops and mourn for lost icache.
    > Or just disassemble any .o module and read the damn code.
    > This is the primary reason why people report larger kernels for GCC 3.x
    > I am damn sure that if you compile with less sadistic alignment
    > you will get smaller *and* faster kernel.

    There's only one real way to know that. Do it, test it.


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